Sunday (5/14) is Mother’s Day in the US, and with deep love and devoted admiration for my mom who is now 88, I would like to share some paintings from her journal entitled ‘June’s Favorite Prose and Poems and Wit. Truth–Goodness–Beauty’, 1985.
Here is a poem she included in the journal, by one of her favorite poets (mine too)…
The days are clear
day after day
when April’s here
that leads to May,
must follow soon.
Stay, June, Stay!
If we could stop
the moon and June.
Christina Rosseti (1830-1894)
And from the last page of her journal…
Once upon a time
I planned to be an artist
A song I thought to write one day
and all the world with homage pay.
I longed to write a noble book,
but what I did–
was learn to cook.
For life with simple tasks is filled,
and I have done not what
June M DiGiacomo
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